Commercial Roofing

Commercial Roofing Article

Commercial roofing refers to the building materials used to seal, and protect the roof of commercial structures. Since most commercial structures are large, commercial roofs usually are slightly sloping or completely flat. This is because it is much easier to build such a design on a large structure.

Membrane roofing is the most popular type of commercial roofing. In this kind of roofing, the roofing materials are made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). Installers use hot welders to bond the PVC sheets at the seams. After bonding, the sheets become one large waterproof roof. PVC is favored in commercial roofing because of its lightweight, durability, and ability to reflect sunlight because of is light color finish. Additionally, it is cheaper as compared to metal roofing.

Commercial roofing has evolved with new durable and cheaper roofing materials being developed. The design of commercial roofs has remained relatively the same over the period because most commercial structures are large making the flat design the most suitable option.


Commercial Building Types

Multifamily

Multifamily

Multifamily residential is a designation of housing where multiple separate units for residential inhabitants are contained within several buildings or one buildings within one structure.


Condos

Condos

Condominiums are multiple-unit complexes, the units of which are owned individually.


Industrial

Industrial

Factories and other establishments that are used for but not limited to manufacturing, altering, repairing, cleaning, washing, generating power or livestock.